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Test tank to tidal channel: improved turbine load predictions

The recently completed InSTREAM project assessed fundamental differences in turbulent flow measured in the field, generated in a tank and simulated in a numerical model. InSTREAM processes enables site-specific field measurements to be translated to tank experiments, enabling numerical models (validated by tank experiments) to be used for reliable and realistic estimation of turbine and array performance. 

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Octue is the new name for Ocean Array Systems ...

... chosen to encompass the increased scope of the company.


Octue offers products and services that build digital twins of your wind farms to simulate, quantify and understand sources of fatigue loading and performance degradation. This will aid O&M decision-making, improve estimation of remaining life and maximise energy production.

These tools are run on Octue’s platform for data analysis and management, which can incorporate your custom applications to provide automated ...

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In Situ Turbulence Replication Evaluation And Measurement (InSTREAM).

Instrumentation set-up for test tank

The flow through tidal passages is, by nature, extremely turbulent and this variability in flow speed affects the efficiency of energy extraction and the operational risks for in-stream turbines. The accurate measurement and numerical modeling of turbulence for these conditions will de-risk  the design and development of tidal energy sites and reduce their cost of operation.

A collaborative Canadian - UK research project, In Situ Turbulence Replication Evaluation And Measurement (InSTREAM ...

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TurbineGRID simulation tool to be validated on 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine.

The ORE Catapult's 7MW Levenmouth demonstration turbine

OAS and ORE Catapult join forces to improve wind turbine control strategies  

Simulation to enable Asset Life Extension of wind turbines (SALE) will use  production and load sensor data from the Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine, combined with  wind conditions measured through a met mast and Lidar located at the site. These will then be compared with the numerical model of the wind conditions and turbine response of the TurbineGRID software to validate the tool. 


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